Man Utd and Chelsea target Saul Niguez 'has Premier League transfer offers' with Atletico ready to sell midfielder

SAUL NIGUEZ has offers on the table from Premier League clubs, according to reports.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder, 26, is a target for Chelsea and Manchester United, with Liverpool also claimed to be interested.

Saul is expected to quit the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, despite only signing a NINE-YEAR contract in 2017.

The 19-cap Spain star still has five years to run on the deal but Diego Simeone now appears happy to sell.

Saul has been hotly-linked with a swap deal involving Barcelona, which would see Antoine Griezmann, 30, return to the Spanish capital after just two seasons.

But now, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed talks between the two LaLiga giants have stalled, at least for now.

And that has opened the door to other clubs, with multiple Premier League teams in for Saul.

Romano tweeted: "After another day of negotiations, there’s still no final agreement between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Griezmann-Saul swap deal.

"Talks ongoing but no agreement yet.

"Saul also has received bids from Premier League clubs.

"Atleti are prepared to sell him."

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However, a deal with Barcelona still appears the most likely scenario.

Griezmann spent five years at Atleti before joining Barcelona and is known to be keen on a return.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are itching to offload him and need to reduce their wage bill to fall in line with the new cap imposed by LaLiga.

Lionel Messi has agreed to slash his salary in half to stay at the club, having been a free agent since July 1.

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But that 50 per cent reduction isn't enough, with Junior Firpo sold to Leeds and Carles Alena, Jean-Clair Todibo, Matheus Fernandes and Juan Miranda also departing.

The likes of Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic have also been made available for summer transfers to rake in some transfer money and slash the wage bill.

Currently on £345,000 per week, Griezmann is a one of the club's top earners – with Barca chiefs hoping to sign Saul AND cut their wage bill as part of the deal.

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